The Problem At Hand
Over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States each year. That's 7,000 kids a day
The most recent survey from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranked the U.S. 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th out of 71 in science.
Nationally, over 22 million students receive free or reduced price lunches annually, making it likely that a child arriving to a Kids in Seats event will not have adequate funds to buy a meal
In 2017, the high school dropout rate was 7.8% and 22.2% of those teens were living in poverty.
Kids in Seats works directly with social service agencies and local schools throughout the United States. We play a vital role to these organizations by providing them with thousands of free tickets annually to major sports and entertainment events. Tickets to a major league baseball game, or a star- studded concert, are then rewarded to students who have achieved program goals. These memorable experiences serve as a valuable incentive in reinforcing positive achievements for at- risk kids.